By Lynda Burstein Brayer Zionism, Judaism and the Jewish State of Israel: Separateness, ontological uniqueness and Jewish morality are its characteristics The designation of Israel as an apartheid state characterized by apartheid- style laws has been accepted by leading jurists … Continue reading
Just hours after the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he would not change the status quo in Al-Aqsa Mosque, a prominent minister in his government said that Israel would build a Jewish temple in place of the mosque. Israeli … Continue reading
Sometimes you have to ask questions.
Leading fundamentalist rabbis gather in Israel to defend the publication of a book, Torat Ha’Melech, that attempted to provide halakhic justification for the killing of non-Jews, including innocent children and families. The gathering exposed not only the ferocious racism of … Continue reading
If you hear it said about one of the towns the Lord your God is giving you to live in that troublemakers have arisen among you and have led the people of their town astray, […] then you must inquire, … Continue reading
A local rabbi, who is also a mohel, is being sued after accidentally having severed a newborn boy’s penis during a traditional Jewish genital mutilation ceremony. The baby was rushed to Children’s Hospital, where doctors performed emergency microsurgery which took … Continue reading
Next week, former President George W. Bush is scheduled to keynote a fundraiser in Irving, Texas, for the Messianic Jewish Bible Institute, a group that trains people in the United States, Israel, and around the world to convince Jews to … Continue reading